Monday, 31 May 2010


My DoodleFactory stamps arrived from Starving Artistamps! After having to wait an extra couple of days because I to pay a custom charge, I couldn't wait to play with them. I had this card idea in my head as soon as I knew I was buying them.
- Flob, the one on the left, and the sentiment are both from DoodleFactory Creatures II
- Yapples, the one on the right, is from DoodleFactory Creatures
- I hand drew the heart using tracing to make sure it was the same on both sides

ERPOM! Challenge number 6

The sixth ERPOM challenge is being hosted by Debbie. She has set the fun challenge of using a movie as inspiration. The full details of the challenge can be found here.

My card is based on Moulin Rouge. There is a picture at the bottom of the post which is what inspired me to use this picture of myself and James at our engagement party. The sentiment is a line from my favourite song in the film. For the heart I drew around a keyring and then cut it out by hand.
- The film strip is from a 12x12 acetate sheet by Hot of the Press
- The sentiment is stamped using an alphabet set by Stuido G. There is no apostrophe in the set, which is why there isn't one in you're.

Sunday, 30 May 2010


The two papers on this are from the 'Rock Queen' mat stack by DCWV. They are inked along the edges using a silver ink pad.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Dear friend

Everything on this card, apart from the chipboard flower, is from the Persimmon range by Papermania. I'm not sure who makes the flowers.

Friday, 28 May 2010

Baby boy card

Here is the boy card to match the girl card from the last post.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Baby girl card

The sheep and sentiment on this card are both rub-on's from a set I bought at Poundland. I bought five different sets and I think I've only used one of the rub-on's before now. I will be making a boy card to match this when I get chance.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Best fishes

I haven't been using much ribbon on my cards lately so I though it was time I should get some back out again.
- The fish stamp is from a set of four 1" stamps, but I am not sure what company makes them.
- The paper is from the 'Just Chillin' boys 6x6 pad by Making Memories
- The letter stickers are from 'Mini Shimmer Alpha' in white by Making Memories

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Sent with love

Here is a quick card I made using supplies from the 'Honey and Hugs' range by Papermania The papers are both from the 8x8 pad. I cut the owls out twice and stuck them on with foam pads so they are popping off the paper. The sentiment is from the Owl stamp set.

Good luck!

Tomorrow my fiance James is going for an interview to try and get on the management training course with the company we both work for. This is the good luck card I have made for him.
- The image is a digital stamp by Dustin Pike
- The sentiment is stamped using 'Bold Alpha' by Elzybells
- The brown tartan paper is from the 'Just Chillin' boys 6x6 pad by Making Memories
- The blue tartan paper is from the 'Checks' 6x6 pad by Paper Cellar

Monday, 24 May 2010

Sunshine award

Jenn over at Jax Bean Stalks has given this award to all the memers of ERPOM! Thank you Jenn! I am now passing this on to all the members of Classy Crafters.

Saturday, 22 May 2010


I don't know if I'll get time to post this in the morning before I go to work, so I am experimenting with timed posts.

This set of cards started off with the landscape one, then I thought I would turn it into a challenge for myself. The challenge was to create three cards using only those three papers and that one stamp. The papers are all from the 'Bloom and Grow' 8x8 pad by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment stamp is from 'Jungle Buddies' by Kanban.

Here they all are individually:

Friday, 21 May 2010


Yesterday I downloaded a few free digital stamps so I could have a play around with them and see if I wanted to buy more. Today I've made a couple of bookmarks using them. This first one is made using an image by Dustin Pike. He has so many cute designs!

The pile of books on this one is by Bee Crafty. For the quote I googled 'quotes about reading'. Once I found a quote I liked I edited it using Paint Shop Pro. That quote is so true for me, it seems like every time I go shopping I decide I will just have a quick look in Waterstones and then end up walking out with a few new books.
I think I will definitely be buying some more digital stamps, it's really nice to be able to adjust an image to be exactly how you want it.

Colourful Birthday

This card was really simple to make, but I had lots of fun doing all the stamping and colouring.
- The text is done using 'Curly Alphabet' by Papermania.
- The star is from 'Calender Grid' by Creative Cafe

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Thank you Monica!

I have received this blog award courtesy of Monica over at Gardner's Basket! You should all go and check out her lovely blog.
It translates to 'This Blog's a charm'.
The five people I am passing this on to are:
- Christy (Lone Pine Designs)
- Dawn (Everything Under the Sun)
- Tammy (Tammy's Spot)
- Martha (Creating is Fun)
- Carla (Carla's Corner)
You should definitely take the time to check out the blogs of these talented ladies!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Christmas in May

This months at least ten Christmas cards are all made using stamps from Elzybells, I think I'm developing a bit of an obsession. They are all pretty simple because I wanted to let the images speak for themselves. - The image is 'Mother and Child'
- The sentiment is 'Blessings at Christmas'

These have a sentiment on the inside which says 'Silent Night, Holy Night'.
- The image is 'Rejoicing Angels'
- The inside is stamped with the sentiment 'Silent Night'

I bought these stamps especially to make a card for my parents because my Mum used to read The Night Before Christmas to me and my brother when we were little. They got a special card with these stamps last year, so this will not be going to them, but I couldn't resist playing with these stamps some more. I'm not sure how well it shows up on the picture, but the fluffy parts on the hat are covered in glitter.
- The image is 'Sleeping Mouse'
- The sentiment is 'Night Before Christmas'

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Grungey birthday

There's not really much to tell about this card, it's quite a simple design. I did have fun grunging up the background paper though.- The image is from the 'Rock Star' set by Inkadinkado
- The sentiment is from Studio G clear stamps
- The paper is from the 'Rock King' mat stack by DCWV

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Couple of birthdays

June is a pretty busy time for people I know having birthdays, so there will probably be a few birthday cards showing up on here over the next few days. Here are a couple that I made yesterday (I need to stop posting at 1 and 2am). I'm not sure yet who they will be going to.

The first card started out as being based on this weeks SCS sketch challenge, but I ended up changing it. I think you can still kind of tell where the inspiration came from.

The sketch:

This one is for the free for all challenge on SCS, which is to use the spotlight technique. I don't have any image stamps big enough to do this technique properly so I thought I would give it a try with paper. I love how it turned out!

A close up to show the writing a bit clearer.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Flip flop card (TLC272)

I haven't really done any of the SCS challenges for a while, but I thought I would play along with the technique challenge this week, as I have never tried this type of card before and they look really fun. The challenge details are here, and the instructions for flip flop cards are here.

Here is the card flat, so you can see the images a little better.

All stamps are from 'Teddy Surprise' by Elzybells.

Not quite Christmas in April

Last month I failed to keep up with my plan of making at least ten Christmas cards per month, so this set of four are going to pretend they were made in April. So now I just need to get to work on ten for May. Here they all are individually:
- The papers are all from the 'Rose Tinted Christmas' 6x6 pad by DCWV
- The sentiment stamp doesn't have a name or a company on it.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

ERPOM! Challenge number 4

It is Dawn's turn to host our blog groups challenge. She has given us the fun challenge of leaving the outside plain with a window to see the decoration on the inside. Dawn's challenge post can be found here.
This is the fairly plain outside of my card:
Here is the decorated inside:
- All stamps are from the 'Birthday Cupcake' set by Inkadinkado
- The paper is from the 'Birthday' 6x6 pad by Dovecraft.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Birthday cards

Yesterday I turned 23. I've had a lovely few days. A barbecue with all my friends and family, a great night out with my best friends and a lovely day today with James at The Deep.

Here are the handmade cards I received:

This beautiful lady came from Monica.

This sweet fairy came from Christy.

These lovely flowers came from my future mother-in-law.

Thank you for the cards, and thank you to everyone who sent birthday wishes.

Monday, 10 May 2010

PMS Sketch

This is my card for the Sketch challenge over at Paper Makeup Stamps.
- The image is 'Coffee Friends' by Elzybells
- The background paper is from 'Spring Burst' 6x6 pad by Papermania
- The ribbon is from 'Holiday Ribbon' 6 pack by DGI

Buttons and Bows

This card is for the Paper Makeup Stamps release party challenge. There are two challenges. This is for the use at least one button and at least one bow challenge. I will be posting my card for the sketch challenge straight after this post. You can see the challenges here.- The image is from 'Asian Characters' by Inkadinkado
- The sentiment is from 'Piggy' in the Honey and Hugs range by Papermania
- The background paper is from a pack I bought in the Japanese section at Epcot.
- The button is from 'Tub-o-buttons' by Darice

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Dancing Owls

My first new card for a few days. I've been working a lot more than usual, so have barely been in the house. But today (technically yesterday as it's now almost 1am) was the start of nine days off! So my blog should be a bit busier this week.

This card was made almost entirely from the Just Chillin Girls collection by Making Memories. The only thing that isn't in that collection is the Happy Birthday stamp, which is from 'Worth Repeating' by Stampology.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

And the winner is...

I am pleased to announce the winner of ERPOM challenge number 3 is (drum roll) Christy! Here are the two wonderful cards that she entered with.
Christy wins a £10 gift voucher to spend at the Elzybells store.

There was also a prize for a random comment on any of my posts during the challenge. This was chosen using The winning post was number six, and the winning comment was number two. This makes the winner...Debbie! Debbie wins a £5 gift voucher to the Elzybells store.

Congratulations to both Christy and Debbie! Thank you to everyone else who played along, all the cards were awesome!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Entries for ERPOM Challenge 3.

Here are all the amazing entries for challenge 3. Thank you to all who have participated. See the side for the poll to decide the winner.
Christie's cards:

Dawn's cards:
Debbie's cards:
Jenn's cards:

Lynn H's cards:

Lynn M's cards:

Mary's cards
Monica's cards:

Tammy's cards:
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